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Choosing your kids testamentary guardians

Choosing your kids testamentary guardians

Do your children have testamentary guardians? Have you appointed someone to take care of them if you die and are no longer around? Nobody ever wants to think about themselves dying, least of all parents of small children, but it can and does happen, and it can be really hard for children if there is no plan in place.
When kids prefer one parent over the other

When kids prefer one parent over the other

Preferring one parent to the other is a normal stage of your kids development. While this can be quite hurtful for the parent who is being excluded, it is helpful to remember that it is usually just a phase which will pass soon enough. Find out what can you do when your kids tend to prefer one parent over the other.
6 Ways to help maximise grandparent childcare

6 Ways to help maximise grandparent childcare

Find out how to make the most of grandparent childcare when you need some extra help and how to keep that relationship running smoothly. It’s a great way for grandparents and grandkids to spend time together, especially if you put a few guidelines in place.
12 Photos you need to take of your toddler

12 Photos you need to take of your toddler

We often take hundreds of photos during our baby’s first year, but don’t stop there! Remember to capture those equally precious moments as your baby turns into a toddler. Toddlers have lots of milestones too that you'll want to record and look back on when they're older.
5 Ways to stay fit while raising young kids

5 Ways to stay fit while raising young kids

Having young kids may seem like quite a workout routine on its own, but incorporating a strength training and conditioning routine into your busy life can actually give you more energy to cope with a hectic parenting routine. Here are 5 ways you can stay fit while raising young kids.
5 Great tips for doing a road trip with toddlers

5 Great tips for doing a road trip with toddlers

Taking your toddler and doing a road trip around New Zealand might not be as daunting as you think, and is a great opportunity to enjoy new sights and explore new places as a family. Travelling with toddlers provides a perfect opportunity to strengthen family bonds as you are isolated in your own little world and can do all the crazy things you want to do!
6 Ways to support parents with premature babies

6 Ways to support parents with premature babies

If someone you know has recently had a premature baby there are lots of things you can do to help out and to make the parents' lives just that little bit easier during the first few weeks. From celebrating the birth, to buying gifts and cards, making meals and offering more practical help so that they can focus on their baby.
Getting through airport security with young kids

Getting through airport security with young kids

Going through airport security is usually a fairly mundane procedure, but when you have young children in tow you may need to do a little more planning. Check out these useful tips to help make getting through airport security a little easier next time you fly with kids.
Managing parents separation anxiety

Managing parents separation anxiety

It’s not uncommon for young children to suffer from separation anxiety, but parents separation anxiety is common too, especially when it comes to leaving their little one for the first few times. Check out these tips on how to manage separation anxiety and make leaving your child a little bit easier.
Tips for single dads raising young kids

Tips for single dads raising young kids

Raising young kids isn’t always easy, but as a single dad (or mum) it can sometimes be more of a challenge when you’re on your own. You don’t have a partner to help, and while family and friends are there for you, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed at times. It won’t always be plain sailing, but these tips will help you on your way to becoming a successful single dad.
Top NZ baby names for 2017

Top NZ baby names for 2017

The official list is out! The 10 most popular baby names in New Zealand for 2017 have been confirmed in the annual report from NZ Department of Internal Affairs.
Buying guide to buggies

Buying guide to buggies

Who would’ve thought there’s so much to think about when buying a buggy (pushchair, pram or stroller) for your baby or toddler! As well as sticking to your budget, there are so many different types of buggies to choose from, different brands and different features you’ll need to consider when buying the best buggy to suit you and your little one. Check out these useful tips.
Why hire a sleep consultant?

Why hire a sleep consultant?

It’s often difficult to know where to start if your baby or child is having sleep problems or you’re looking to create some healthy sleep habits. That’s where a baby and child sleep consultant comes in! The role of a professional sleep consultant is to teach your child the skills necessary to happily sleep through the night and to take long, restful naps during the day. Find out if hiring a sleep consultant might work for you and your little one.
Could you have antenatal or postnatal depression?

Could you have antenatal or postnatal depression?

Are you wondering if you are experiencing symptoms of postnatal depression/anxiety or even antenatal anxiety/depression? We take a look at the symptoms, the problems with delayed diagnosis and the steps you can take to receiving help.
Consequences of untreated antenatal or postnatal depression

Consequences of untreated antenatal or postnatal depression

When antenatal or postnatal depression is left untreated or poorly managed, you and relationships in every part of your life can be affected. If the condition is left untreated, depressive symptoms will generally worsen over time. We take a look at some of the common consequences and what to do if you need help.
15 Reasons for babies & kids to see a doctor

15 Reasons for babies & kids to see a doctor

You should always rely on your gut instinct as you know your child best, but here are 15 common reasons when you should take young kids to a doctor or seek out medical advice.
Choosing a babysitter or nanny while on holiday

Choosing a babysitter or nanny while on holiday

Choosing a babysitter or nanny while you're on holiday is one of the most important decisions you will make. We look at taking a nanny on your trip and hiring babysitters at your destination to help you choose the most suitable option for you and your family.
8 Common mistakes to avoid when hiring a nanny

8 Common mistakes to avoid when hiring a nanny

We take a look at common mistakes you’ll want to avoid when hiring a nanny. You want to find the best nanny for you and your family, but the pressure to find someone in a hurry can often cloud your judgement.
Enrolling newborns with a GP

Enrolling newborns with a GP

Recent policy changes mean that newborn babies can now be enrolled with their GP soon after birth. An established relationship with a primary health care provider is a critical factor in children receiving essential healthcare and the timely delivery of immunisations.
How do I get help if I think my child has special needs?

How do I get help if I think my child has special needs?

As parents we all dream about the possibilities for our children long before they ever realise them. However what happens if your child does not develop like the other children of his/her age. What should you do if you have a worry about your child’s learning or development?
Buying guide to highchairs

Buying guide to highchairs

Are you on the lookout for a highchair? It’s often difficult to know where to start! Our buying guide will help you find a highchair to suit your baby or toddler. From the different types of highchairs available to all those important things you'll need to consider when you're out shopping.
NICU common terms explained

NICU common terms explained

NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) is an intensive care unit designed with special equipment to care for premature or seriously ill newborn babies. It can be a daunting place the first time you visit either your own baby or someone else’s. Here we’ll explain some of the common terms and equipment used by the medical team to help guide you through.
Nappy Time Check List

Nappy Time Check List

Not all babies enjoy having their nappies changed! So to make life easier for both of you, be as organised as you can and have everything to hand. Use our Check List to help you!
Recovering from antenatal/postnatal depression or anxiety

Recovering from antenatal/postnatal depression or anxiety

Have you been diagnosed with antenatal/postnatal depression or anxiety? If so, you are likely suffering from significant stress in your life. While everyone’s road to wellness will vary, here are some common things you can do to help your recovery from both a holistic perspective and through the use of medication. Plus steps you can take to help you get back on track.

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